Effect of particulate aggregation in aquatic environments on the beam attenuation and its utility as a proxy for particulate mass.

@article{Boss2009EffectOP,
  title={Effect of particulate aggregation in aquatic environments on the beam attenuation and its utility as a proxy for particulate mass.},
  author={Emmanuel S. Boss and Wayne H. Slade and Paul Hill},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={9408-20}
}
Marine aggregates, agglomerations of particles and dissolved materials, are an important particulate pool in aquatic environments, but their optical properties are not well understood. To improve understanding of the optical properties of aggregates, two related studies are presented. In the first, an in situ manipulation experiment is described, in which beam attenuation of undisturbed and sheared suspensions are compared. Results show that in the sheared treatment bulk particle size decreases… CONTINUE READING
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